‘Tis the season for pumpkin-inspired recipes! These pumpkin pie overnight oats are a great way to start off your day (minus the calories of pumpkin pie!). Creamy, sweet and hearty with a hint of pumpkin pie spice. Just prep in the evening and grab and go in the morning!
If you follow this Blog you’ll know that there are a ton of recipes on here that call for oats as the main ingredient; No-Bake Peanut Butter and Chocolate Oat Balls, Carrot Cake Oatmeal, Baked Quinoa and Oatmeal Apple Pie, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Coconut Granola…just to name a few!
This particular recipe tops the charts when it comes to EASY and QUICK preparation! I still can’t believe it took me THIS long to realize I can prepare oats without actually cooking them. Now that I’ve gone “overnight” I’m never going back ;-)
The recipe itself is simple and so easy to modify. It’s basically a blank canvas to which you can add your favourite ingredients (Don’t want pumpkin puree? Why not add some mashed bananas and almond butter, for example?). If you’re a fan of oatmeal, especially for the kids, you HAVE to try this recipe. It’s fool-proof, delicious and so convenient (especially on those mornings when you’re running late!).
Serve warmed in a big bowl for a quick, hearty breakfast or store in a thermos and send the kids off to school (or yourself to work) with a warm morning snack, packed with calcium, protein, Omega 3-fatty acids, and fiber to get you through the day!
(Yields about 2 cups)
1/2 cup full fat Greek yogurt
1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk (milk of choice, formula or breast milk)
1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
2-3 tbs. raw maple syrup (quantity as desired)
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. ground flax (optional)
pinch of salt (optional)
Add all the ingredients to a large bowl or mason jar (or any other container that can be grabbed on the go).
Stir with a large spoon until all the ingredients are well combined. Store in the fridge overnight or for at least 4 hours until the oats have completely softened and the oatmeal has thickened.
*Note: This particular recipe reflects our personal preference in that it has a very thick consistency. I you prefer a smoother consistency simply add milk in the morning until you get the desired consistency.
Serve right from the fridge or warmed in a bowl or cup…
And just think about the extra time you’ll have in the morning to enjoy your breakfast (hopefully in peace and quiet)!